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      Alex Karpovsky

      Alex Karpovsky

      Highest Rated: 93% Harmony and Me (2009)

      Lowest Rated: 11% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

      Birthday: Sep 23, 1979

      Birthplace: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

      Although Alex Karpovsky was a multi-hyphenate, writing, directing and producing in addition to acting, his big breakthrough came with an acting role in the series "Girls" (HBO 2012- ). Karpovsky was raised in the Boston suburb of Newton, MA in the 1980s, growing up in an academic environment that led him to study at the University of Oxford when he was older, majoring in visual ethnography with the intention of becoming a professor. That dream faded, though, as he began to gravitate towards film, while also dabbling in stand-up comedy. His writing and directing debut, "The Hole Story" (2005), was an award-winning indie sensation that he also starred in as an exaggerated version of himself. He followed it up with the docufiction comedy "Woodpecker" (2008), though it didn't garner as much acclaim as his debut. Over the next few years, Karpovsky appeared in a variety of indie movies, including his friend Lena Dunham's acclaimed "Tiny Furniture" (2010). During that same time, he also put directed a documentary called "Trust Us, This Is All Made Up" about a pair of Second City improv legends, T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi. His work with Dunham led him to the more mainstream TV world as he co-starred in her series "Girls" (HBO 2012 - ) as Ray Polshansky, a character that sometimes drew inspiration from Karpovksy's own life. During the first season of "Girls," Karpovsky also wrote, directed, and starred in two films, "Rubberneck" (2012) and "Red Flag" (2012), which ended up being released on the same day. Karpovsky next flirted with mainstream notice with a small but memorable role in a dinner party scene in the Coen brothers' Greenwich Village period piece "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013).

      Highest rated movies

      Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same poster
      Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
      Lovers of Hate poster
      Lovers of Hate
      Harmony and Me poster
      Harmony and Me
      Inside Llewyn Davis poster
      Inside Llewyn Davis
      Supporting Characters poster
      Supporting Characters
      Sleepwalk With Me poster
      Sleepwalk With Me
      Tiny Furniture poster
      Tiny Furniture
      Folk Hero & Funny Guy poster Folk Hero & Funny Guy

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 50% Cryptozoo David (Voice) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ride Chris (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Kid Michael (Character) - 2019
      64% No Score Yet The Sound of Silence Landon (Character) $17.0K 2019
      34% 65% Being Frank Ross (Character) $65.4K 2018
      58% 40% The Front Runner Mike Stratton (Character) $2.0M 2018
      No Score Yet 60% Rosy Marty (Character) - 2018
      11% 78% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Bauer (Character) - 2017
      67% 92% Fits and Starts Charles (Character) - 2017
      74% 41% Folk Hero & Funny Guy Paul (Character) - 2016
      84% 54% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Drake (Voice) $57.3K 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloomin Mud Shuffle Chuck (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil Town Terrence Bard (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 60% Tired Moonlight Mike (Character) - 2015
      50% 62% Almost in Love Sasha (Character) - 2013
      67% 58% The Foxy Merkins Mumbling Erotic Accessory Salesman (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 50% Good Night Jake (Character) - 2013
      92% 74% Inside Llewyn Davis Marty Green (Character) $13.2M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet We Could Be Your Parents Bob (Character) - 2013
      74% 43% Red Flag Alex (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2012
      62% 52% Rubberneck Paul (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Film Editing
      - 2012
      86% 63% Supporting Characters Nick (Character) - 2012
      84% 71% Sleepwalk With Me Ian Gilmore (Character) $2.2M 2012
      93% 59% Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same Rookie Agent (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 40% Wuss Wally Combs (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvin, Seth and Stanley Seth Greenstein (Character) - 2011
      93% 58% Lovers of Hate Paul (Character) - 2010
      80% 54% Tiny Furniture Jed (Character) $389.8K 2010
      No Score Yet 53% Bass Ackwards Vlad (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incredibly Small Tom (Character) - 2010
      93% 69% Harmony and Me Mean Man Mike (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 86% Trust Us, This Is All Made Up Director,
      Producer,
      Film Editing
      - 2009
      74% 43% Beeswax Merrill (Character) $46.5K 2009
      No Score Yet 50% Woodpecker Director - 2008
      No Score Yet 62% The Hole Story Director - 2005

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill the Orange-Faced Bear Ronnie (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2022
      79% 64% Homecoming Craig (Character) 2018 2020
      89% 76% Girls Ray (Character),
      Ray Ploshansky (Guest Star)
      2012-2017
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Officer Stephen Lomatin (Guest Star) 2012 2015
      No Score Yet 80% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Himself (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Jerome, No Director,
      Writer